The 45th president, Donald Trump expressed the ban of transgender people to join the army/military. Here we have actual world problems that need solving but instead trump decides to continue to take away people’s rights. President Obama made it possible for transgender people to join the military if they so choose. This act was admirable, presidential, and just down right incredible. US foreign policy is at an all time low. Global issues will no longer get solved when we have a president who thinks that destroying people’s lives is more important. I do not believe that trump is a real president. In the past we have had presidents who made it possible for minorities to survive in this country that was built upon greed, racism, and misogyny.
To me, resistance is the most beautiful action that can be shown by millions around the world. At the age of 16, I never thought that I would be joining my first protest against the inequality of the trump administration. I have never been more proud of who I am than ever before and I encourage all LGBT+ people to feel the same. At my high school, I joined and led a group of people who were not afraid of being heard. We protested the new president the day after the election on November 9th, 2016. With that said, we continue to use our voice and be heard. I’m proud to say that I made history when I marched in California with millions of other people who RESIST to be shut down. WE ARE PEOPLE. WE EXIST. TO ALL PEOPLE OF COLOR, THE LGBT+ COMMUNITY, WOMEN OF ALL ETHNIC BACKGROUNDS, PLEASE #RESIST.
Westley J. Hall